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Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam

Health Tip: Performing a Breast Self-Exam

11/06/13

(HealthDay News) -- Checking your breasts regularly can help you detect any changes early.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation explains what to look for during a breast self-exam:

  • Any thickening, hard knots or lumps in the breasts or underarm.
  • A darkening of the skin, or redness, swelling or warmth.
  • Any changes in the size or shape of the breast, including puckering or dimpling.
  • Any rash or sores that are itchy or scaly.
  • A depressed area of the nipple, or in any other part of the breast.
  • Sudden discharge from the nipple.
  • Sudden pain that doesn't subside.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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